The Royals haven’t been shy about pushing Mondesi aggressively in his career to highly mixed results. He seems to finally be coming into his own as the 2016 season starts. Mondesi is slashing .282/.364/.615 at the time of writing and has already hit three home runs early in the season. Power doesn’t project to be a major part of his profile moving forward, but Mondesi has enough natural strength and raw power to hit a few dingers at maturity. Mondesi’s calling card has long been his defensive actions, which are quick, smooth and easy.
Mondesi still has work to do at the plate in terms of refining his approach. Like many young players, Mondesi loves to swing and will have some swing and miss in his game but he has the ability to overcome that shortcoming with his plus bat speed and feel for contact. Mondesi is still a young player for his current Double-A level but it’s looking like he’s starting to get acclimated to the competition. – Mauricio Rubio Jr.